The Curse of ‘The Grudge’ Infects First Remake Photos

The curse of The Grudge returns in January when Screen Gems infects audiences with Sam Raimi‘s latest production that’s directed by Nicolas Pesce.

EW shares the first images from the film featuring horror veteran Lin Shaye (Insidious) with Demian Bichir (The Nun) and an infected Tara Westwood.

As the site explains, Andrea Riseborough (Mandy) plays a cop in a new town who comes across a seemingly-unexplainable case that leads her to a house that, in Pesce’s words, “has been grudged.”

“We follow her, as well as two other storylines, that are all interacting with this grudged house in small town America,” Pesce says. “Like the old films, it’s a tapestry of three different stories that interweave and all take place at slightly different times, centered around this one house that’s at the center of this case that this cop is working on.”

Based on a script by Midnight Meat Train and Pet Sematary scribe Jeff Buhler, it’s a new take on the 2004 pic (itself based on the 2002 Japanese original Ju-on), which starred Sarah Michelle Gellar as a nurse in Tokyo who is afflicted by a curse that created uncontrollable homicidal rage.

Also starring John Cho (“The Exorcist”), Betty Gilpin (“Glow”), Jacki Weaver and Frankie Faison, the R-rated remake will infect theaters on January 3, 2020.

Demián Bichir and Tara Westwood in Screen Gems’ THE GRUDGE.